From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


Degree or amount of strength.

(PG - 93: dp. 900; l. 205'; b. 33'; dr. 14'7"; s. 16 k.; cpl. 90; a. 2 3";cl. Action)

Intensity (PG-93) was one of a group of Canadian corvettes turned over to the Navy and manned by the Coast Guard. She was launched as Milfoil (CN-311) by Morton Engineering & Dry Dock Co., Quebec, Canada, 22 August 1942 [Vol. IV errata: 5 August 1942]; taken over by the Navy, renamed, and commissioned at Quebec 31 March 1943, Lt. H. F. Morrison, USCG, in command.

Intensity sailed to Bermuda for her shakedown, returned to New York 5 August 1043, and took up regular escort duties from that port. Small patrol ships such as Intensity did much to lessen the effect of U-boat patrols on Allied commerce during this critical period of the war. The ship steamed between New York and Guantanamo Bay until November 1944, completing over 15 convoy passages. She returned to New York 5 November for patrol duty but in mid-December returned to the Caribbean shipping lanes as an escort.

After the end of the war in Europe, Intensity sailed to Charleston, arriving 29 June 1945. She decommissioned there 3 October 1945 and was returned to the Maritime Commission. In 1950 she was sold to Balleneros Ltd., S.A., Panama, R. P., renamed Olympic Promoter, and converted to a whale catcher.

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